Maybe, but I remain hopeful (note my denial)…hopeful the Final Cut Pro team can perform a course correction and address the laundry list of issues.
Final Cut Pro XÂ is a breakthrough in nonlinear video editing. The application has impressed many pro editors, and it has also generated a lot of discussion in the pro video community. We know people have questions about the new features inÂ Final Cut Pro XÂ and how it compares with previous versions of Final Cut Pro. Here are the answers to the most common questions weâ€™ve heard.
Check out Apple’s answer sheet, which attempts to provide a status update on the missing features:Â http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/faq/
Beyond the missing features and new user interface; many professionals are loosing trust in Apple. Where was the communication with the pro users before launch? Â For some, this program isÂ theirÂ livelihood! Â Many businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations investedÂ theirÂ limitedÂ resources into theÂ Final Cut Pro workflow. Â These folks invested in years of training and skill development. Â I’m not opposed to change, I think many of who work withÂ technology actually enjoy changes, upgrades, andÂ improvements. Â Somehow it seems Apple failed in their product development and launch execution.
Larry Jordan posted a blog article a few days ago criticizing Apple’s handling of the product development process, the lack of communication, and issues of accountability. Well worth the read: “Who’s Accountable?”
For me, IÂ continue to hold out hope that Apple will fix the problems and begin the restore credibility. Â That said, part of me fears it may be too late!